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Watchdog - Transgender students choose their restroom  



Groups ask school districts to reconsider transgender restroom policies


Should transgender students be allowed to use school restrooms of the gender with which they identify? Wisconsin school officials and concerned groups debate.

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Watchdog report prompts Kent State prof’s resignation from journal

A Kent State University professor has resigned from the editorial board of an academic journal following Watchdog’s publication of a letter in which he accused pro-Israel academics of being “directly responsible for the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian children, women and elderly civilians.”
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ACA’s troublesome tanning tax

Architects of the Affordable Care Act created the "Snooki Tax" to attack the tanning bed industry. The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation crowed that the tax would raise $2.7 billion in nine years but, like almost every other aspect of the ACA, its advocates had to eat crow.


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Alabama school district pays ex-FBI agent to monitor students’ social media

School officials in Alabama paid an ex-FBI agent $157,000 to oversee a number of security reforms, which included monitoring and spying on the social media accounts of the district’s students.
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Republicans trounce Democrats in legislative races from coast-to-coast
From Nevada to New Hampshire, Republicans won resounding victories in state-level elections that swept more GOP lawmakers into state capitols and flipped control of at least eight legislative chambers.


Agent: Postal worker who dumped GOP mailers not politically motivated, just lazy
The Wisconsin postal worker who dumped hundreds of GOP mailers in an apartment complex dumpster claimed the act wasn't politically motivated, the postal worker just didn’t feel like delivering the stacks of campaign advertisements.


Republicans make strong gains in Colorado after nearly decade out of power
Republicans gained control of several major elected offices in Colorado and the state Legislature, increasing GOP strength that hasn’t been seen in the state for nearly a decade.

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NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley's Statement on Rep.-Elect Stacie Laughton 

CONCORD - Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement on the news that Rep.-elect Stacie Laughton will resign her seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives: 
"I respect Stacie's decision not to be seated in the New Hampshire House and am confident that the new Democratic House majority will stay focused on the work they were sent there by voters to do: move New Hampshire and our economy forward."


Concord, NH- When voters took to the polls on November 6th in Nashua Ward 4, they didn't know that they were voting  for was a convicted felon, who served time in the Belknap County House of Corrections. As reported by the Laconia Daily Sun and Nashua Telegraph, Stacie Laughton served four months in jail on felony charges for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud in 2008.

  "The voters of that representative district deserve to have someone in office who will be fully upfront and honest with them," said New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald. "I'm disappointed to hear that the opposite is happening with the election of Ms. Laughton, who didn't come clean with the voters about her record of conspiracy and fraud.  

“I support House Majority Leader Pete Silva on his comments that Representative-elect Laughton resign and I join him on calling for Governor-elect Hassan and Incoming Speaker Norelli to make this a reality. The voters have a fundamental right to know who is seeking to serve them in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.”


PRIDE Month Begins, DNC Chairman Tim Kaine Celebrates the Contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 

Washington, DC -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine today issued the followingstatementmarking June asPRIDE Month:

“Today, on behalf of Democrats across our nation, the Democratic National Committee pays recognition toPRIDE month – a time to join together in celebrating the contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual,and transgender Americans and their families make to our society. We also take this time to reaffirm our commitment to beinga Party of inclusion and one that stands firm in promoting equality for every American.


“As Democrats and Americans, we believe weall are createdequal and we have fought against discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, and attempts to divide us instead of unite us.


“The cause of ending discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans has taken agiant leap forward. With a Democrat in the White House who is committed to equality and justice, we have reached significant milestones. The Obama Administration is the first to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in its first 100 days and it has partnered with the international community at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world.


“The Administration is concentrating on a number of measures to ensure equality for all—such as supporting civil unions, Federal rights for LGBT couples,stronger hate crimes laws, ridding our military of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in a way that both ensures national security and strengthens our Armed forces, banning discrimination in the work place, fighting HIV/AIDS and ensuring adoption rights.


“We as a Party and as a people have come a long way, and we should be proud of what we have accomplished thus far in promoting equal rights for all Americans. But we still have much more to do. As we move ahead with a Democratic Congress and President committed to equality for all Americans, we look forward to a nation where discrimination of any kind isa thing of the past.”